Trent designed the lighting forMuriel’s Wedding The Musicalfor Global Creatures with Sydney Theatre Company, with other recent designs for STC includingAccidental Death of an Anarchist,TalkandHay Fever.
Trent also designed the multi-award winning productionThe Rabbitsfor Opera Australia and Barking Gecko Theatre Company, and his lighting was recognised with a WA Performing Arts Award and a Green Room Award nomination for Best Lighting Design of an Opera.
Following this commission Trent was invited by Opera Australia to light John Bell’s repertory production ofCarmen(Sydney and Melbourne), and the inaugural season on the Forecourt Steps:Sydney Opera House - The Opera [The Eighth Wonder]
Recent designs for Griffin Theatre Company includePrima Facie,Feather In The Web,Kill Climate Deniersand in a co-production with Malthouse Theatre:The Homosexuals, or ‘Faggots’.For Orana Productions:MIMMA - The Musical. For Performing Lines / Sydney Festival:I Am Eora.
His musical theatre highlights include designs for The Production Company, Melbourne:The Boy From Oz,Jesus Christ Superstar,Dusty,Nice Work If You Can Get It, for Hayes Theatre Co:Gypsy,The View UpStairs,Darlinghurst Nights,Only Heaven Knowsand the touring hitCalamity Jane.
Trent began his early career under the wing of Black Swan State Theatre Company. He created lighting designs for 20+ mainstage productions including co-productions with Queensland Theatre forGasp!,Managing Carmen,Other Desert Cities, and with Melbourne Theatre Company forNational Interest.
His mainstage debut wasThe Sapphiresfor Black Swan/Belvoir, including National Tour and seasons in South Korea and London’s Barbican Theatre.
In 2015 Trent received a Mike Walsh Fellowship, with which he travelled to assist at Toneelgroep Amsterdam with Ivo van Hove and Jan Versweyveld on their Shakespearian epicKings of War.
Trent is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Production & Design).
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